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Global National: March 31, 2020 | Canada to spend $2 billion on COVID-19 protective equipment

Credit: Global News Abigail Bimman has all the latest details on the federal government earmarking $2 billion for coronavirus personal protective equipment. More deaths are being reported at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Ontario. Dr. Theresa Tam discusses the concerns for people in Indigenous communities as well as those in prison. Meanwhile, Manitoba First Nations […]

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FNQLHSSC – COVID-19: April 6, 2020 update

Apr 06, 2020 Maintenance of regular operations Please note that the FNQLHSSC’s offices are closed until May 4, 2020 (subject to reassessment), but that the employees are teleworking in order to maintain regular operations and the services offered to the clientele. Events postponed All events scheduled to take place between now and July 1, 2020 are suspended and will be […]

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Notice of NFN Business Closures

April 5, 2020 Moved by Brian Couchie, Seconded by Corey Goulais ​that for the safety and well-being of Nipissing First Nation members and to stop the spread of COVID-19, all businesses on Nipissing First Nation that offer store front sales and services accessed by the public at a physical location shall cease operations for fourteen […]

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MMF Unveils Supports for Metis Businesses and Entrepreneurs During COVID-19

April 6, 2020 We are in a time of unprecedented economic hardship. Never before have we seen a pandemic affect the economy on this scale. Employers are being forced to lay off employees and record numbers of people across the nation are being forced to apply for Employment Insurance. The Manitoba Metis Government has been […]

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OKT: Can my Indigenous Government or Organization Use the New COVID-19-related Federal Programs for Employment and Unemployment?

In the wake of COVID-19, a lot is going on. Many Indigenous governments and organizations are struggling to deal with this public health emergency, such as putting travel restrictions in place, circulating public health information, and figuring out how health and other essential services will be delivered. They are also employers. The shutdown or reduced […]

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New Horizons for Seniors Program projects can now be used for COVID-19 support

From: Employment and Social Development Canada April 6, 2020            Gatineau, Quebec            Employment and Social Development Canada During the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors may feel lonely, scared and disconnected from their loved ones and their communities. They need new kinds of support in these difficult times. Today, the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, announced flexibility for organizations […]

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AIAI: COVID-19 –Projections & Enhanced Responses in Ontario

Ontario has released scientific projections outlining the number of expected COVID-19 cases and deaths in Ontario. The projections are based on scientific modeling completed by a team of researchers, analysts, and scientists from Ontario universities, Public Health Ontario, and Ontario Health. Scientists highlight that projections are not exact, will vary depending on models used, and […]

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Nunatsiavut Government: Funding announced for food banks, community freezers

April 6, 2020 The Nunatsiavut Government is providing a total of $54,500 to assist food banks and community freezers to assist with addressing ongoing needs during the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is coming from the Government of Canada’s $305 million Indigenous Community Support Fund to address immediate needs related to COVID-19. The fund […]

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Canadian Chamber and Government of Canada team up to launch Canadian Business Resilience Network to help businesses get through COVID-19

(OTTAWA, ON) – April 6, 2020 – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has established the Canadian Business Resilience Network (CBRN) in partnership with the Government of Canada to help the business community prepare, persevere and, ultimately, prosper in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CBRN is a coordinated, business-led, inclusive campaign that will focus […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 202013 Views

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New $1.05M research chair at USask nursing college aims to improve Indigenous health

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Holly Graham has been awarded an Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to build research capacity in Indigenous nursing and improve the health of Indigenous peoples. Apr 6, 2020 The new research chair—the first at the USask College of Nursing—will support […]

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COVID-19 in Sask: Youngest age group sees its biggest bump in cases – CBC

Four more cases in general were reported Monday, bringing the province’s total tally to 253 Apr 06, 2020 The province reported four more people infected with the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing Saskatchewan’s total tally of cases to 253. 81 people in the province have no recovered from the virus. Four are currently in hospital, including […]

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Canadians can now apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

From: Employment and Social Development Canada April 6, 2020 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada continues to take action to support Canadians and their families impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, together with the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister […]

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AB Government: Weekly overview of COVID-19 response

The Government of Alberta has spent almost $10 billion on a comprehensive response to protect the safety, security and economic interests of Albertans amidst the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. A number of actions have been taken over the past week to contain the outbreak and provide Albertans with the services they need. Provincial response to COVID-19 […]

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Federal government opens up aid package for Indigenous organizations – APTN News

April 6, 2020 The federal government has opened the window on a portion of the $305 million dollar aid package aimed at helping First Nation, Metis and Inuit people and business through the COVID-19 pandemic. The money, announced Mar. 18, is part of a larger $82 billion dollar package that Canada is hoping will help […]

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Métis Nation of Alberta announces COVID-19 support plan – Globalnews.ca

April 6, 2020 The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has released a province-wide action plan in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The plan aims to respond to the immediate needs of Métis Nation citizens who have been affected by the pandemic. “This is an unprecedented time and many Métis Nation citizens and families — like […]

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Speech: Investing in the Keystone XL pipeline to control Alberta’s economic destiny

April 2, 2020 Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am pleased to enter into this debate on a matter of critical strategic importance to Alberta, the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. As I said last night in this place during the emergency take-note debate on the coronavirus pandemic, we are facing a triple crisis […]

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Listuguj Police Department Update

April 4, 2020 In an effort to further protect Listugujewaq from potential exposure to Covid-19, the Listuguj Police Department will conduct operations with intercepting of vehicles that are not from the community. Drivers will be turned away if their business in Listuguj is non essential. Please stay home as much as possible as this is […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 20209 Views

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UNBC: Increased emergency supports for Indigenous students

April 3, 2020 UNBC Interim President Dr. Geoff Payne has the following comment on additional financial support for Indigenous students facing financial challenges from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training: “These additional financial supports will assist Indigenous students as they pay for emergency living expenses or manage unexpected costs during this period of […]

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One more week of protective gear: Ford – OurWindsor.ca

TORONTO — Ontario will run out of personal protective equipment for health-care workers in one week, Premier Doug Ford said Monday, as he and other top officials pressed the United States to ease restrictions on cross-border shipments. A combination of delays in global shipments and the White House compelling U.S. manufacturers of equipment such as […]

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Some of group charged with violating public health order, weapons and drug charges released – The Battlefords News-Optimist

April 6, 2020 One of the seven remanded in custody facing numerous offences – including failing to comply with a public health order during the COVID-19 pandemic – was released after a brief court appearance. Eleven people were arrested March 27 and charged with breaking the Saskatchewan Public Health Order that says no more than […]

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GDITE and The Changing Labour Market Landscape

Apr 3, 2020 We are currently in a time of unprecedented Federal investment in labour market programming and Métis education. A shift in the Government of Canada policy – from rapid reemployment to a greater goal of closing the education, employment, and earning gaps between Métis and non-Indigenous people – has created significant opportunity for […]

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COVID-19 updates for April 3, 2020, with Dr. Brendan Hanley and Premier Silver

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley and Premier Silver have the following updates for the Yukon public on measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 cases and recoveries As of today, April 3, at 3 p.m. the number of cases of COVID-19 in Yukon remains at six. Four of […]

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Capilano University Announces Supplementary Emergency Financial Aid for Students

NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. April 3, 2020 – In cooperation with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, Capilano University today announced supplementary emergency financial assistance to support students who may be experiencing financial hardship. Significant components of this funding include: • $140,000 to supplement emergency financial assistance for distribution to students experiencing financial hardship […]

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IOGC – COVID-19 Update #2: Summary of Impacts to Operations, Support for First Nation and Company Partners

April 3, 2020 (update to and replaces original March 17, 2020 notice) We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching impacts to you, your families, colleagues, your First Nation community, your company, and to Canadians overall. This update provides a summary of where we are at with the management of oil and gas on First […]

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Classes Resume Online – Congratulations to Institutions Adapting to First Nations Students

Wendake, April 6, 2020 – The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) wishes to thank post-secondary institutions that have adapted their measures to ensure their First Nations students can resume classes. The FNEC and Kiuna Institution have worked together and are asking all institutions to do the same. Most First Nations students returned to their communities […]

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The Government of Canada announces new measures for ferries and commercial passenger vessels capable of carrying more than 12 passengers

From: Transport Canada April 5, 2020    Ottawa    Transport Canada Ensuring the safety and security of Canadians is the Government of Canada’s top priority. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Transport Canada is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada, other levels of government, transportation industry stakeholders, and Indigenous peoples to help limit the […]

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MMF Virtual Concert “The Beat Goes On”

April 5, 2020 The current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting many industries and members of the workforce. Many musical performances have been forced to cancel in an effort to enforce physical distancing and help minimize the spread of the coronavirus. In supporting Métis musicians during the coronavirus pandemic, the Manitoba Metis Federation hosted a live & […]

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OPSEU education members have a new tentative deal

In the face of the most challenging of times, the Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW) has reached a tentative agreement with the Council of Trustees’ Association (CTA) and the Ontario government on central terms for a new collective agreement. “We are pleased a tentative deal was reached,” says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “We […]

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Makivik Corp.: Suspension of Income Tax Program Extended to April 13th

April 5, 2020 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – The suspension of the Makivik Volunteer Income Tax Program is being further extended to Monday April 13th. This extension will allow us to send the necessary protective gear to our tax agents in each community. Considering the very high global demand for items such as masks, latex gloves […]

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Pattern Energy Group Inc. Announces Consent Solicitation to the Holders of its 5.875% Senior Notes Due 2024

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2020– Pattern Energy Group Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it has commenced an elective consent solicitation (the “Consent Solicitation”) to holders of record as of 5 p.m., New York City time, on April 3, 2020, of its 5.875% Senior Notes due 2024 (the “Notes”). The Consent Solicitation offers important benefits […]

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Saugeen First Nation pandemic precautions and programs – Shoreline Beacon

April 6, 2020 Saugeen First Nation (SFN) Council has approved COVID-19 relief funding on a case-by-case basis for community members, while Chief and Council of Nawash have extended the Emergency Living Wage support program until May 4. SFN Chief Lester Anoquot says application forms are currently being drafted and asked for patience as staff is […]

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Osisko Gold Royalties Appoints the Hon. John R. Baird to its Board of Directors

MONTREAL, April 06, 2020 — Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (the “Company” or “Osisko”) (OR: TSX & NYSE) today announced that The Hon. John Baird has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Sean Roosen, Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are pleased that Mr. Baird has agreed to […]

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New data: Small business reaction to federal wage subsidy mixed; removing barriers to access a priority

Toronto, April 6, 2020 – Small businesses are divided on how helpful the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will be, with 29 per cent saying it will help them avoid further layoffs or recall staff, 37 per cent saying it will not help them, while 21 per cent are unsure, finds a new survey taken by […]

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Boralex will Release its 2020 First Quarter Financial Results on May 6

Montréal, April 6, 2020 – Boralex Inc. (” Boralex ” or the ” Corporation “) announces that the release of the 2019 first quarter results will take place on Wednesday May 6, 2019 at 9 a.m. Financial analysts and investors are invited to attend a conference call during which the financial results will be presented. […]

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NADF: Office Closure Update

April 3, 2020 | Please be advised, NADF’s Fort William First Nation and Timmins offices remain closed till Monday May 4, 2020 and will be reassessed prior to this date. In the interim, our staff has been working remotely and can be contacted electronically through email or phone. Stay safe, follow the rules and wishing […]

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Constantine Announces Reliance on Interim Financial Statement Filing Exemption

Vancouver, BC – April 3, 2020 – Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. (“Constantine” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:CEM, OTCQX:CNSNF) ) announces that pursuant to the blanket relief granted by the Canadian Securities Administrators it did not file its interim financial statements for the quarter ended January 31, 2020, and the related management’s discussion and analysis, as required […]

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Hydro One First Quarter 2020 Results Release May 8, 2020 Before Markets Open

TORONTO, April 3, 2020  – Hydro One Limited (TSX: H), the largest electric transmission and distribution utility in Ontario, plans to release its first quarter financial results the morning of May 8, 2020 before North American financial markets open. A summary of the results will be distributed by newswire and the complete MD&A and financial statements […]

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Mining in the Arctic and Setting the Stage Across the Globe

Life above the Arctic Circle is one of the most captivating and seldom-seen destinations on earth and Baffinland operates our Mary River mine here! Mediaplanet approached us to write a special feature in the National Post and Innovating Canada. Check out the article below. March 31, 2020 – Canada holds many wonders, from its beautiful […]

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Indigenous leaders asking that access to Labrador be sealed off – APTN

April 5, 2020 The elected leaders of the Innu of Labrador are requesting the closure of commercial airports, the ferry services, and travel from Quebec along the Trans-Labrador Highway into Labrador. The Combined Councils of Labrador is also asking to stop non-essential travel between Labrador and Newfoundland. The Indigenous nations believe limiting travel to essential […]

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NAN says COVID-19 case found in Eabametoong First Nation – Tbnewswatch.com

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler calls for immediate help, personal protective equipment for remote, northern community. EABAMETOONG FIRST NATION — Matawa First Nation says COVID-19 has landed in Eabametoong First Nation. Matawa officials made the announcement on Sunday and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler later called for immediate help to fight the virus, which […]

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MMF Supports Our Metis Elders

April 4, 2020 The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is providing updates on the services and supports being provided in response to our MMF Health Action Plan as we all face the health crisis of COVID-19. Your Manitoba Metis Government is committed to providing services and resources to support our loved and cherished, and in some […]

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IRC: COVID-19 Resource Page

April 05, 2020 IRC will update and add to this resource page in serving the interest of health as well as economic support for Inuvialuit during COVID-19. IRC Non-Essential Closure and Staff Working from Home Notice as of March 19. Health Resources directly related to coronavirus COVID-19: The World Health Organization has many updated posters […]

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This is not the time’: Heiltsuk Nation tells yachters they can’t visit during COVID-19 pandemic – CBC

First Nation on B.C.’s Central Coast monitoring access points and turning visitors away due to pandemic risk Apr 06, 2020 Despite daily exhortations from health-care officials to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and repeated pleas by remote communities to stay away, the Heiltsuk Nation on B.C.’s Central Coast says travellers in yachts and sailboats […]

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‘We are not prepared’: Inuit brace for coronavirus to reach remote communities – The Globe and Mail

April 5, 2020 Canada’s Inuit leaders are nervously watching the coronavirus creep closer and closer, and hoping they can keep it from reaching their communities, where chronic overcrowding and a lack of medical resources make their people especially vulnerable to an outbreak. Nunatsiavut, the Inuit self-governing region in northern Labrador, is one of the few […]

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Visit to the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation – Anishinabek News

April 6, 2020 M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION— Founded in 1974 with a mandate to preserve and renew Anishinabek culture, language, arts, traditions and spirituality for the people of Mnidoo Mnising and its environs, the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation (OCF) holds a museum, art gallery and gift shop, an Ojibwe immersion kindergarten and Canada’s first all Anishinaabemowin radio […]

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

April 5, 2020 In the News COVID-19 continues to top the headlines. COVID-19 cases in First Nations spur leaders to call for field hospitals | CBC News Military ready to respond to outbreak of COVID-19 in isolated Indigenous and northern communities – Globe and Mail First Nations rise to challenge as pandemic legacy looms – Times Colonist […]

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AgraFlora’s 2.2 Million Square Foot Delta Greenhouse Moves Toward Licensing

Vancouver British Columbia / April 3 2020 – AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (“AgraFlora” or the “Company”) (CSE: AGRA) (Frankfurt: PU31) (OTCPK: AGFAF) a growth oriented and diversified international cannabis company is pleased to announce its key asset Propagation Services Canada (the “Delta Facility”) has completed additional steps in the process to obtain a license to […]

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AMC concerned about Bill 34 that attempts to legitimize the Province of Manitoba’s theft of over $300 million dollars stolen from First Nations children

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is seriously concerned with the impacts of Bill 34 – The Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act, which was introduced on March 19th, 2020. Bill 34 is an omnibus which justifies the practice of clawing back funding for First Nations children in care by […]

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Metis Nation of Saskatchewan offering aid package to members – APTN

The Metis Nation of Saskatchewan (MNS) is offering a financial aid package to help with the burdens placed on its members during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the MNS, $2.8 million will go towards helping with childcare, personal protective equipment and what its calling “financial household distress.” The money is coming from the federal aid […]

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Minister Rickford offers Insight on Grassy Narrows FN Mercury Treatment Centre – Net Newsledger

April 5, 2020 KENORA – Grassy Narrows First Nation is getting a treatment centre for Mercury poisoning and issues resulting from long-term exposure to the element from the waters of the English River – Wabigoon Water system. Kenora-Rainy River MP Greg Rickford offers insight and comments on this important move to help the people in […]

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